National Lemon Meringue Pie Day | Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts – The Foodie Patootie

National Lemon Meringue Pie Day | Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts

All desserts are better in miniature. At least that’s my feeling about the whole thing. Not only are they cute, but they also keep you from eating too much, and using too many ingredients for no reason. I’m not a fan of wasting food, and since we don’t have children and sometimes don’t have anyone to give my dessert away to, the miniature desserts, in lesser quantities, are much better.

National Lemon Meringue Pie Day | Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts

Anyway here is the recipe for mini Lemon Meringue Pies. Enjoy! And honestly, you can eat more than one because, well, look how small!

Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts

Ingredients:

Lemon Custard

  • Premade mini tart shells
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • Zest of 3 lemons
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

Meringue Topping

  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 Tbsp white sugar
  • Pinch of cream of tartar

Directions:

Lemon Custard

  1. Whisk sugar and eggs together in a large microwaveable bowl. Add lemon juice, lemon zest, and butter, whisking until incorporated.
  2. Microwave mixture, 1 minute at a time and stirring after each minute, until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  3. Pour custard evenly among tart shells and set aside.

Meringue Topping

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat egg whites and cream of tartar. Slowly add the sugar until stiff peaks form.
  2. Evenly divide meringue among tart shells.
  3. Set tarts in the refrigerator to set and until ready to serve.

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2 Responses to “National Lemon Meringue Pie Day | Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts”

  1. Leslie — August 20, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Mmmmm….this is SO up my alley. I also love mini desserts annnnnd pretty much anything lemon. I want one of these like right now. You’re making me drool.

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